A billboard on South Central Avenue in Marshfield advertises a survey that Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth recently conducted. The now closed survey aimed to gauge the community’s knowledge and perception of prescription drug and heroin abuse.
In an effort to gauge levels of knowledge of prescription drug abuse and heroin use, Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth and Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach conducted surveys to those who live or work within the Marshfield area. Input from the surveys was instrumental in the development of a public education and awareness campaign titled Held Hostage by Heroin, which specifically targets Marshfield.
|Percent who feel illicit prescription drug use is a moderate or serious problem in Marshfield||81||76|
|Percent who feel heroin use is a moderate or serious problem in Marshfield||82||75|
|Percent who are moderately or extremely concerned about the effects of illicit prescription drug use in Marshfield||70||73|
|Percent who are moderately or extremely concerned about the effects of heroin use in Marshfield||73||77|
A comprehensive report from the 2015 survey can be found here.
The Drug Task Force has developed several materials for the Marshfield Community. To request materials, visit the Resources page.